Stockholm Library Designs, Sweden: Asplund Architecture Contest

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Stockholm Library Sweden : Architecture Contest

Swedish building competition – Asplund Library Contest

12 Nov 2007

Asplund Architecture Competition

Stockholm

Six designs shortlisted Feb 2007, over 1,100 entries, images released Nov 2007:

Blanket
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Book Hill
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Cut
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Delphinium
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Dikthornan
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Nosce te ipsum
Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design

Stockholm Library – winner: Delphinium

Stockholm Library design

Honorable Mentions:

Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design Stockholm Library design
left to right: Brass; Oz; Silent Hill; Temple Forum Warehouse

Asplund Library – Entry by JDS Architects
Stockholm Library design


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Halmstad Library
schmidt hammer lassen
Halmstad Library photo
building photo © Adam Mørk
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Vaxjo Library, Småland, southern Sweden
schmidt hammer lassen
Vaxjo Library building
interior photo : Joachim Ladefoged
Vaxjo Library

Swedish Architects

K:fem department store, Vällingby City, Stockholm
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
K:fem Stockholm
photograph : Patrik Gunnar Helin
Kfem Stockholm Store

Discussed by a committee of which Asplund himself was a member from 1918, a design scheme was proposed in 1922, and construction began in 1924. Partly inspired by the Barrière Saint-Martin (Rotonde de la Villette) by Claude Nicolas Ledoux. Stockholm Public Library was Sweden’s first public library to apply the principle of open shelves where visitors could access books without the need to ask library staff for assistance, a concept Asplund studied in the United States during the construction of the library. All the furnishings in all the rooms were designed for their specific positions and purposes.

Officially opened in 1928 in the presence of Prince Eugen, due to financial constraints the library was still missing its west wing which was only added in 1932 to complete the approximately square base around the rotunda of the main reading room. Stockholm Public Library is one of Asplund’s most important works and illustrates his gradual shift from classicism to functionalism.

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